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Feature: John Barsby Graduating Class of 2017

Congratulations to the amazing graduating class from John Barsby Secondary.  Your hard work and determination paid off.  Congratulations to all our graduating students. The world is waiting for you!

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Feature: CTC Carpentry Partners with Habitat for Humanity

1st year carpentry students are learning hands-on job site experience while building houses for Habitat for Humanity.  Students will be working during the summer months as they gain valuable experience and volunteer hours.  Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to bring communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. You can… Read more »

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Feature: The Beatles Journey

Thanks to the Port Theatre’s Schools on Stage program and the partnership with Island Savings Credit Union, this spring, Pleasant Valley Elementary students performed The Beatles Journey.  The students did not disappoint! Some of the musical performances included All You Need is Love, Yellow Submarine, Hey Jude, With a Little Help from my Friends and… Read more »

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Feature: Aboriginal Graduation

A special event celebrating our Aboriginal graduates was held recently at John Barsby Community Secondary.  Congratulations on your accomplishments and good luck with your future endeavours. The world is waiting for you!

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Feature: Canada: Strong, Proud and Free

As part of Canada 150 initiative, École Quarterway recently celebrated 15,000 years of Indigenous culture and Canada’s 150th birthday in a theatre performance. Through song, dance and instrumental music, the students highlighted some of Canada’s history as well as acknowledged some of the darker moments in history (specifically residential schools and the abuse of Chinese workers in… Read more »

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Feature: Swim to Survive

Swim to Survive 2017 sessions have begun for students in Grade 7.  The program provides basic training for unexpected falls into deep water and teachers practical lifesaving skills. Research has shown that basic water survival skills can decrease drownings. Two lessons take place at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre and the third and final lesson takes… Read more »

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Feature: Healthy Start to Learning

The Healthy Start to Learning event held recently was a huge success!  More than 120 parents and their little ones came out to check out the resources.  Greater Nanaimo Early Years, Island Health, Pacific Care, Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools, Vancouver Island Regional Library, BCAA, Canada Learning Bonds, Community Kitchens, StrongStart centre staff,  a face painter,… Read more »

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Feature: Entrepreneur Fair a Huge Success

Students at École Hammond Bay Elementary spent months researching and creating business plans in preparation for the school’s Entrepreneur Fair recently.  Some ideas included bath bombs, etched driftwood, jewelry, slime, pet rocks, cards, plants and mini zen gardens to name just a few. The ideas were creative, impressive and their sales pitches authentic.  Looks like the making… Read more »

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Feature: StrongStart Centres

Early Years initiatives are thriving in Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools.  Early experiences are critical to a child’s long-term development. Check out all the learning stations here at the Rutherford Elementary StrongStart Centre.  These stations allow children and their parents/caregivers to play and explore, nurture and develop early learning. To find one near you, visit the… Read more »

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Feature: Twinderella Production at Pauline Haarer

École Pauline Haarer worked for several months perfecting the musical Twinderella.  The whole school was involved and they didn’t disappoint.  The costumes, props, music and actors delivered an amazing performance!  Well done!

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